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The Japan Foundation Jakarta will again host their interactive discussion forum, Japanscope. Announced through The Japan Foundation’s official Facebook fanpage, Japanscope 10 will be held on Saturday, 17 March 2018 (coinciding with Nyepi holiday) from 09.30 am to 12.00 pm West Indonesia Time in The Japan Foundation Hall, Summitmas 1 building, second floor, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 61-62, South Jakarta. Participants can register online through this link.

The theme for Japanscope 10 discussion is “Slice of Life: When Religions meet Popular Culture.” The discussion will be focused on how faith interacts with Japanese popular culture. Among the phenomena that will be discussed are hijab cosplay, the trend of halal food in Japan, and the emergence of new idols in the digital era.

The post lists Dr. Fadjar I. Thufail, an anthropologist from Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) as the moderator of the discussion, while the presenters will be researcher from Jayapoken study group Mr. Rizki Musthafa Arisun, LIPI researcher Ms. Ranny Rastati, and lecturer of Japanese major at Binus University Mr. Roberto Masami.

Participants can also collect stamps on stamp cards for each participation, which can be redeemed for prizes.

Japanscope is an interactive discussion series by The Japan Foudnation Jakarta, to discuss about the latest and interesting information about Japan with scholars of Japan in Indonesia.

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